Dane County Exec. Parisi endorses Rhodes-Conway for mayor

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A significant local endorsement for Madison mayoral candidate Satya Rhodes-Conway Tuesday -- Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced she has his full support.

The announcement comes less than a month before Rhodes-Conway faces off with incumbent mayor Paul Soglin at the polls.

Parisi says Madison needs a leader to quote "tap our vast potential."

"Today I'm endorsing Satya Rhodes-Conway for mayor because I believe she's the person who possesses the qualities, commitment and know-how to lead Madison into the future," Parisi said at the Center for Resilient Cities in Madison.

Rhodes-Conway currently serves on the Madison Food Policy Council, and served as an Alder from 2007 to 2013.

The general election for Madison mayor is set for April 2.